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Columba eversmanni Bonaparte, 1856 – Yellow-eyed Pigeon

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Pale-backed Pigeon or Eastern Stock Pigeon.

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Indian and global distribution:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

This uncommon species is also known as Pale-backed pigeon or Eastern Stock Pigeon. It inhabits small spaces of urban areas of semi-arid regions. It is migratory, breeding in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and wintering in India (mainly in Thar Rajasthan and Gujarat), China and Iran (BirdLife International 2017).  

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate 10,000-19,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture (mainly in India and Kazakhstan). Another major threat is hunting along the migratory route and on its wintering grounds (BirdLife International 2001).

References:
BirdLife International 2017. Columba eversmanni (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22690097A110099638. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22690097A110099638.en. Accessed on 03 February 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. and A. Bayani. 2020. Columba eversmanni Bonaparte, 1856 – Yellow-eyed Pigeon. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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